The summer like temperatures have us taking advantage of the ability to change things up mid afternoon and head outside.
Last week we started to rake a bit and my pregnant energy was enough to make an acceptable leaf pile.
They had worked up an appetite...so a bird nest was constructed and a snack was served.
And then we settled onto a blanket. I stapled up some little books and grabbed our markers and crayons. The boys had to illustrate (and Charley had to label) some fall symbols...leaf, pumpkin, apple tree, rake, etc. It was a nice way to take in the beautiful fall day and our happy backyard. The boys were occupied with this little craft for almost an hour, and I know a huge part of this was because I was sitting beside them not distracted by housework, cell phones, computers, or anything else.
Charley who typically isn't into drawing, coloring, etc. wanted to do more so he ran around the yard drawing things and I had to guess what they were.
Reminder to self - giving myself to the boys for a good chunk of time is really worth it - for them and me! And these fall temps are most likely going to end soon and around here, unfortunately, I am guessing that the summer temps will go right to winter temps. Oh, how I would love some 50-60 degree days. Please!